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In Today’s Issue

  • Archive Provides Window on 19th Century Movements
  • 2012 Benefits Expo Runs Next Week
  • Eastman Musicians Headline Greentopia Music Shows
  • Talk: Ending Health Care Disparities for LGBT Patients
  • University Mourns the Loss of Norma Harary
  • Jazz at the MAG
  • ‘Moving Day’ Is This Sunday
  • Speakers Discuss Burn Injuries
  • Physicians: Share Your Expertise with Walkers
  • ‘Spirit’ Fundraiser Aids Children’s Hospital

News and Announcements

Archive Provides Window on 19th Century Movements
Today, the University launches an online archive of manuscripts from the Post family, Rochesterians who were near the center of many of the national movements of the 1800s that helped define their city as one of America’s most progressive. To celebrate the launch of the archive, scholars and students who have worked with the collection will discuss its significance to local and national history. The event begins at 5 p.m. today in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

2012 Benefits Expo Runs Next Week
During the 2012 Benefits Expo, Sept. 18–20, you’ll have a chance to talk with representatives from carriers, third-party administrators, and the investment company under the University’s benefit plans. The expo will also include health and wellness initiatives as well as plenty of freebies and raffle prizes. Stop by Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sept. 18 and 19. The expo continues Thursday, Sept. 20, on the River Campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the May Room, Wilson Commons.

Talk: Ending Health Care Disparities for LGBT Patients
Harvey Makadon, director of the National LGBT Health Education Center, will give a lecture on “Ending LGBT Invisibility and Disparities in Health Care” from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Auditorium K-307 (3-6408) at the Medical Center. A reception will follow in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555). The talk is sponsored by the School of Medicine and Dentistry Office of Diversity. RSVP for the lecture or reception by contacting Grace Fuller. Read more...

University Mourns the Loss of Norma Harary
The University mourns the loss of Norma Harary, an administrator for neurodevelopmental and behavioral pediatrics. Harary, who first joined the University in 1994, died Sept. 8. She was 73 and lived in Rochester. The University flag will be lowered Sept. 20 in her honor. Her obituary appeared in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Jazz at the MAG
French singing sensation Cyrille Aimee, accompanied by Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo, performs at the Memorial Art Gallery tonight at 7:30. Aimee won both the first and public prizes at the 2007 Montreux Jazz Festival and in 2010 was a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition. Tickets are available online.

‘Moving Day’ Is This Sunday
University neurologists as well as families touched by Parkinson’s disease will be hitting the pavement this weekend to raise awareness and funds to help fight the disease.The local “Moving Day” celebration, which includes a walk and other activities, is Sunday, Sept. 16, on the grounds of Monroe Community College. In addition to the walk, several events revolving around movement—a key difficulty for patients with the disease—will be held throughout the morning, including dance, yoga, Tai Chi, vocal and other physical exercises. Read more...

Speakers Discuss Burn Injuries
The Entrepreneurs Organization of Western New York is hosting two talks today in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) at the Medical Center. Peter Papadakos, director of the Division of Critical Care Medicine and professor of anesthesiology, surgery, and neurosurgery, will discuss “A Regional Resource: The Kessler Burn and Trauma Center” at 1:30 p.m. At 2 p.m., burn victim John O’Leary will present “Rise Above Your Challenges.”

Physicians: Share Your Expertise with Walkers
Well-U is recruiting doctors to lead a walk for the “Walk with a Doc” program. The program encourages discussion on a health topic while promoting an active lifestyle. If you are a physician and would like to showcase your area of expertise to individuals through the program, contact Debbie Edwards at 276-5050.

‘Spirit’ Fundraiser Aids Children’s Hospital
Receive 10 percent off a Spirit Halloween purchase with this coupon, and the store will donate 10 percent of the revenue to the Child Life Program at Golisano Children’s Hospital. You can also shop online at

Sept. 13, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Sunny, High 85°
PM T-storms, High 74°

Today’s Event Highlight
Exhibit: Farmers at the Public Market
Miner Library, Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
UPI (Sept. 12)
Study: Bacteria Made a Meal of Gulf Spill
Researchers from Rochester and Texas A&M University analyzed an extensive data set to determine not only how much oil and gas was eaten and removed by naturally occurring bacteria following the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but also how the characteristics of this feast changed with time. “A significant amount of the oil and gas that was released was retained within the ocean water more than one-half mile below the sea surface,” said study coauthor John Kessler, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences.

New York Daily News (Sept. 12)
US News and World Report’s Top 10 New York Colleges of 2013
The University ranked 33rd on the US News list for 2013.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Women’s Tennis
Sept. 13: 5 p.m. vs. Nazareth College

Cross Country
Sept 15: 11 a.m., Yellowjacket Invitational, Genesee Valley Park

Field Hockey
Sept. 15: Noon vs. Union College
Sept. 18: 4:30 p.m. vs. Hartwick College.

Sept. 15: 7 p.m. Courage Bowl at St. John Fisher College

Men’s Soccer
Sept. 15: 7 p.m. vs. Hobart College

Women’s Volleyball
Sept. 18: 7 p.m. vs. RIT

Women’s Soccer
Sept. 19: 5 p.m. vs. William Smith College

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics website.

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